AN/TSC-60

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  • For the AN/TSC-60(V)7 Shelter, see also S-651/TSC-60(V)7
  • The AN/TSC-60(V) series of HF Communications Central facilities were utilized by the Air Force to satisfy requirements for point-to-point and ground-to-air HF communications. They were used to establish long haul communications to a DOD communication system entry point or rear main operating base.


AN/TSC-60(V)-1

The AN/TSC-60(V)1 Communications Central is an HF/SSB radio housed in an air conditioned shelter. Two 1 KW power amplifiers, transmitters, receivers and associated equipment provide voice, CW, teletype or high speed data, multiplexed teletype and speechplus-teletype signals.


AN/TSC-60(V)2 & 3

The AN/TSC-60(V)2 Communications Central, is a standalone ground or air transportable HF SSB radio system similar to the (V)1 with the exception of two 2.5 KW amplifiers instead of 1 KW; the two transmitters and two radio receivers are the same as the (V)1. Each radio group provides four 3 KHz independent sideband (ISB) channels with a transmit capability of 2.5 KW (PEP/average) power output. The radio equipment is automatically tuned and operates in the 2 to 30 MHz frequency range in either simplex or duplex mode.

The AN/TSC-60(V)3 is a standalone shelter similar to the (V)2 but providing only a single OZ-11 10KW power amplifier; no transmitters, receivers or teletype signalling equipment. The AN/TSC-60(V)2 facility is used to drive all signalling to the AN/TSC-60(V)3 via a special OZ-11 communications cable between the two facilities. Although the AN/TSC-60(V)2 can be used independent of the (V)3, the (V)3 can only be used in conjunction with a (V)2.


As of 9 February 1982, the following AN/TSC-60(V) facilities were recorded as inventoried by the United States Air Force (citation follows: R/M ANALYSIS OF ELECTROMECHANICAL EQUIPMENTS, Report Number RADC-TR-82-141, May 1982, Unclassified)but have most likely all been through DRMO, disassembled and sold through surplus stores such as Fair Radio and Murphy's Junk (need links - Asa)


EQUIPMENT AIR FORCE TACTICAL AIR COMMAND (TAC)
AN/TSC-60(V)-1 58 12
AN/TSC-60(V)-2 57 0
AN/TSC-60(V)-3 15* 0
TOTAL 130 12

*Quantity is for OZ-11 10kw Transmitter

Numbers of other (V) facilities is not currently available (or found yet).


AN/TSC-60(V) Series Shelter Configurations

First Compiled by Jim Stitzinger 5/3/2009 (I've got a link somewhere to the original Mailmain posting, need to look-up - Asa *Based on Actual Military Shelter Manuals, USAF Technical Manuals, Collins and Rockwell Literature, Janes entries, and reliable sources including Dave Ross, Kevin Greene, etc.

Variations

AN/TSC-60(V)1 URG-2 Technology

  • 142 inches long x 80 inches tall x 90 inches wide shelter (S-448)
  • Photos of a shelter (minus radio equipment) can be seen here:http://www.nf6x.net/2005/11/s-448-communications-shelter/
  • Mobilizer is the XM829 Shelter Dolly Set
  • Dual AN~GRR-18 receivers (4 channel ISB)
  • Dual AN~GRT-17 exciters (4 channel ISB)
  • Dual OG-88 1KW power amplifiers
  • Antennas include 1 ea AS-4112 transmit orthogonal antenna
  • One AS-2482 receive orthogonal antenna
  • Two AS-2459 32-ft fields or shelter mounted whips
  • Shelter required 3 Phase Power
  • c.a. 1970


AN/TSC-60(V)2 URG-2 Technology

  • 142 inches long x 80 inches tall x 90 inches wide shelter
  • Dual AN/GRR -18 receivers
  • Dual AN/GRT-17 exciters
  • Dual OG-90 2.5KW 208U-3A power amplifiers
  • Antennas included:
  • One AS-4112 transmit orthogonal antenna
  • One AS-2482 receive orthogonal antenna
  • Three OE 85 AS-2464 directional field mounted antennas
  • Shelter required 3 Phase Power
  • c.a. 1970


AN/TSC-60(V)3 URG-2 Technology

  • Consisted of two parts:
  • AN/TSC-60(V) 2 complete as above with provisions to connect to:
  • OZ-11/TSC-60(V)3 URG-2 - 142. x 80. x 90. shelter.
  • One OG-89 10KW 208U-10A power amplifier.
  • One 10KW OE 86 AS-2465 directional field-mounted antenna
  • Shelter required 3 Phase Power
  • c.a. 1970


AN/TSC-60(V)4 URG-2 Technology

  • 142. x 80. x 90. shelter
  • Dual AN/GRR-18 receivers and AN/GRT-17 exciters
  • Dual OG-90 2.5KW 208U-3A power amplifiers as in the AN/TSC60(V)2 system but with alternative passive
  • Antenna complement including one AS-4112 transmit orthogonal antenna,
  • One AS-2482 receive orthogonal antenna
  • One AS-2459 transmit whip with antenna coupler
  • Shelter required 3 Phase Power
  • c.a. 1970


AN/TSC-60(V)5 HF-80 Technology

  • 142 inches long x 80 inches tall x 90 inches wide shelter
  • Dual R-2222/TSC-60(V) HF-8054A Receivers
  • Dual T-1453/TSC-60(V) HF-8014A Exciters
  • Dual AM-7145/TSC-60(V) HF-8021 Power Amplifiers
  • Dual ? HF-8030 Power Supply
  • Antennas include:
  • Two AS-4112 (or AS-3550) transmit orthogonal antennas
  • Two AS 2482 receive orthogonal antennas
  • Three OE-85 AS 2464 Directional antennas
  • Shelter required 3 Phase Power
  • c.a. 1982


AN/TSC-60(V)6 HF-80 Technology

  • Consists of two parts:
  • AN/TSC-60(V)5 complete with provisions to connect to:
  • OZ-11A/TSC-60(V)6 HF-80 142 inches x 80 inches x 90 inches shelter
  • One AM-7144/TSC-60(V) HF-8022 Power Amplifier (10 KW)
  • One OE 86 AS-2465 Directional antenna
  • Shelter required 3 Phase Power
  • c.a. 1982


AN/TSC-60(V)7 HF-80 Technology

  • 7.2 feet x 6.6 feet x 5.8 feet shelter (S-651) (Believe this info to be incorrect; prototype shelter might have been this size, but production shelters were of the S-448 variety - Asa, need to add links to Collins web info)
  • One R-2222/TSC-60(V) HF-8054A Receiver
  • One T-1453/TSC60(V) HF-8014A exciter
  • One AM 7163/TSC60(V) HF-8023 Power Amplifier
  • One PP-7830/TSC60(V) HF-8032 Power supply
  • One CU2294/TSC60(V) HF-8040 Antenna Coupler
  • Antennas consisted of two AS 2459 fiberglass whips
  • Shelter required 3 Phase Power
  • c.a. 1986
  • Note: First offered to the military as the TCS-4100 with single phase tube type HF-8020/HF-8030 AMP and the 8010A/8050A 2 channel equipment.


AN/TSC-60(V)8 HF-80 Technology

  • 147 inches long x 87 inches tall x 86.4 inches wide shelter
  • Dual R-2222/TSC-60(V) HF-8054A Receivers
  • Dual T-1453/TSC-60(V) HF-8014A Exciters
  • Dual AM-7145/TSC-60(V) HF-8021 Power Amplifiers
  • Antennas include:
  • Two AS-3550 transmit orthogonal antenna
  • Two AS-2482 receive orthogonal antennas
  • Three OE-85 AS 2464 Directional antennas
  • Shelter required 3 Phase Power
  • c.a. 1982


AN/TSC-60(V)9 HF-80 Technology

  • 147 inches long x 87 inches tall x 86.38 inches wide shelter
  • Dual R-2222/TSC-60(V) HF-8054A Receivers
  • Dual T-1453/TSC60(V) HF-8014A exciters
  • Dual AM 7163/TSC60(V) HF-8023 Power Amplifiers
  • Dual PP-7830/TSC60(V) HF-8032 Power supplies
  • One CU2294/TSC60(V) HF-8040 Antenna Coupler
  • Antennas consisted of: (Need to double-check this with my TOs - Asa)
  • Two AS 2459 fiberglass whips (AS 2259/GR also mentioned)
  • Shelter required 3 Phase Power
  • c.a.1986